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Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft.

I wish. -- let's make it happen!

Brandon asked:

Has Blizzard ever made mention of an option to allow simultaneous access to a single account for multiple computers... to play... if they have not. Is it not a bit viable? Or a pipe dream?

It's a pipe dream. Blizzard tolerates multiboxing, but only when you have two separate accounts (they can be on the same account, though). If Blizzard allowed you to log in to your characters on your same account, you'd just be able endlessly multibox without any real restrictions or impediments, putting insane strain on already taxed servers.

Jos Coco asked:

How and what does blizzard do about dwindling class members? Iirc rogues are the most under represented class and it seems that most of the things cataclysm has bought us has not taken rogues into consideration (ie. various unfixed bugs and the terrible makeup of our talent trees).

It's hard to know what the most underrepresented class is right now. We don't have access to the real data (only Blizzard does), so the best we can do is look at log breakdowns across a relatively small sample. Remember here that if 1 million of us are raiding right now, that's still only 1/12 of WoW's population. Blizzard looks at things on a much larger scale.

As far as what Blizzard will do to boost up an underrated class, most of the time it'll buff the classes' abilities and talent trees. This will lead to more people being interested in the class overall and, given some time, boost the numbers.

Obed asked:

What stops Blizzard from taking care of the Bots once and for all?

Bots are part of the underground economy of WoW. As long as there will be a vibrant market in the game, bots will be a prevalent force in the black market (and even then, they'll still exist because cheating at game is something most people don't consider to be a moral problem).

Blizzard has done a lot to limit bots, though -- it's gone after the creators, banned hundreds of thousands of accounts, and let forth unto the world the Warden program. Overall, bots are a lot less prevalent today then they were 5 years ago.

Shinae commented:

I get the feeling that Mat often has conversations with himself.

Mat just told himself to tell me that Mat doesn't know what Shinae is talking about.

Have questions about the World of Warcraft? The WoW Insider crew is here with The Queue, our daily Q&A column. Leave your questions in the comments, and we'll do our best to answer 'em!

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